• Search

Bulletin #99 - Sep 2016

Chartwell Bulletin

A free journal published monthly by The Churchill Centre
Editor: David Freeman, Ph.D.  Contact the Editor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Former Secretary of State will speak at the Thirty-third International Churchill Conference in Washington, D. C.
Register now for events taking place 27–29 October

James Baker with flags-full

James A. Baker, III, who served as Secretary of State from 1989–1992 under President George H. W. Bush, will deliver the Keynote speech at this year’s international Churchill conference. Secretary Baker will be introduced by Chris Matthews, the host of MSNBC Hardball and a trustee of The Churchill Centre. The black-tie gala that highlights this year’s conference will take place in the historic Benjamin Franklin State Dining Room at the US State Department. Secretary Baker’s time in office covered a dramatic period of history that included the end of the Cold War and the first Iraq War. Space is still available for all conference events.

Read more

Candice Millard, Author of Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill, to Make Extensive US Tour


New York Times
 best-selling author Candice Millard will discuss her new book about Winston Churchill’s exploits in the Boer War at the Thirty-third International Churchill Conference, which takes place at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D. C. from 27–29 October. This will be part of an extensive tour that she is making in the United States this fall. Millard’s first two books covered Theodore Roosevelt’s post-presidential adventures in the Amazon and the assassination of President James A. Garfield. Her talk promises to be a highlight of a busy conference that marks the opening of the National Churchill Library and Center at George Washington University. See below for complete tour schedule.

Read more

Celebration in Newfoundland, Canada from 11–14 August Marks Historic Meeting between Churchill and Roosevelt

75th-anniversary-atlantic-charterMemorial to 1941 Meeting Between Churchill and Roosevelt in Newfoundland
Delegates from Great Britain, the United States, and Canada arrived on the island of Newfoundland to commemorate the first wartime meeting between Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin Roosevelt, which took place in August 1941. The meeting at sea in Placentia Bay resulted in the Atlantic Charter, which became a foundation stone for the creation of the United Nations.

Read more

Churchill Collectables: Churchill Measures UP!

WSC tape measure 

This month’s article proves Churchilliana includes the unexpected and unusual. Only two inches in height and made of celluloid, Churchill’s head contains a very thin, cloth tape measure. The invention of celluloid in the 1890’s quickly caused the widespread manufacture of cheaply produced novelties to sell in dime stores. Molded tape measures like this were popular sewing novelties from the late 1800’s through the 1930’s.  While there are no markings which identify the manufacturer, the piece dates to 1924–1929 when Churchill served as Chancellor of the Exchequer in the second Baldwin cabinet; similar tape measures molded as the heads of Prime Ministers Stanley Baldwin and David Lloyd George were also produced. Although Lloyd George’s term as Britain’s last Liberal Prime Minister ended in 1922, he remained a popular and active political figure until his death in 1945.

Read more

Test Your Knowledge of Churchill!

Churchill quiz

The popular Churchill Quiz is published exclusively online. Find out if you know as much about Sir Winston Churchill as you think you do and learn something new in the process. Each new edition of the quarterly feature is uploaded to The Churchill Centre website. The latest installment is now available. To view the AUTUMN edition of the quiz, please CLICK HERE.

Read more

Churchill Society of Tennessee Offers Distinctive Neckwear


BROTIES, a small business in Franklin, TN has partnered with the Churchill Society of Tennessee (CSOT) to produce a distinctive bow tie made from cotton and linen that bears the profile of Sir Winston Churchill. British proprietors, Aubrey and her mother Karen Hord, are very excited about launching this unique work of haberdashery. Their business will be profiled in the November 2016 issue of Southern Living.

Read more

JOIN TODAY to receive the print edition of Finest Hour.

Finest Hour Archive
The Most Recent Issues of Finest Hour are Available Online to Members
Members Login for Access|Non-Members Join Today for a Print and Online Subscription